Bird Cage

Brilley, Herefordshire, England

Unique roundhouse with whisky barrel shower and hot tub near Hay-on-Wye. Sauna on site.


Glamping site near the Welsh border that offers a plethora of different properties affiliated with nature and being at one with the world. Bird Cage is a stunning wooden roundhouse for 2 with whisky barrel style hot tub! 

This special roundhouse, made entirely from cedar wood offers a truly wonderful place for some well deserved rest and relaxation. With lots of mirrors for bouncing around light, stained glass windows, decorative glass jars, a warming wood burner, and a comfy double bed, this property oozes romance. 

Outside you can find your kitchen with double gas hob, grill and oven and your own private compost loo. The piece de resistance is not just one but two things...a combined wine barrel hot tub and shower! The choice is yours!

Locally you can walk the famous Offa's Dyke Path, visit the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre or take a trip to the literary Hay-on-Wye. Here you can drive up to the Bluff, only 8 minutes from Hay, to the top of the Black Mountains with breath taking views and walks. Alternatively take to the water and try your hand at canoeing - a fun and unique experience for everyone. The Warren is a riverside beach accessible from Hay-on-Wye, with its expanse of fields along the River Wye. Food buffs will enjoy a delicious meal at Rhydspence Inn which is just a 40 minute stroll away through the country lanes, the perfect way to work up an appetite.

Enjoy a magical Festive period with a difference at Bird Cage. Bring some layers and snuggle up around the wood burning stove, or take an outdoor tub dip. The owner will provide  extra blankets, A basket of Christmas goodies and a bubbly. The first basket of wood will be provided, the ones after £5 each, you're very welcome to bring your own.   IF you want to have an outdoor fire, where possible, please provide your own wood for fire pits.

Should the temperatures drop below freezing point, it is most likely that there will be no water from taps, in that case we will top all outdoor tubs with water ahead of freezing, and provide drinking water in glass bottles and fill thermoses from the house tap (drinking water), and you can heat up water to wash up on stoves. However this is an extreme scenario which has not happened in recent years. 

There is a Wood fired  Norwegian Sauna on site, this can be fired on request for £10 each session of 1 hour, for each bubble of people......   this is proving very popular and what better way to celebrate !!!

Children are welcome from 7 years on, but the properties have not been designed with children in mind. 

Dogs welcome for a charge of £20 each. Strictly no puppies.

Closed in winter, except at Christmas when bookings are available from 23-29 December.

There is a minimum 3 night stay.  4 night minimum over the Christmas period.


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Nearest Airport/s

Cardiff / Birmingham


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